For Those Who "Protect and Serve"
Operation Gratitude works with representatives at Military hospitals, Wounded Warrior Transition Units, VA Hospitals and Veterans’ Organizations to provide care packages for Veterans, Wounded Warriors and their Care Givers to let them know they are never forgotten and because it is never too late to say, “Thank You.” Cool Contour™ Products donates to support this worthwhile organization and their employment of Veterans to fulfill key management functions. More than 95% of all donations are devoted to Program Services.
Their mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of our Active Duty and Veteran communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for all Americans to express their appreciation to members of our Military. Each package contains donated product valued at $75-$100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship.
Operation Gratitude Founder, Carolyn Blashek traveled from Los Angeles to Istanbul to Bahrain to connect with the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman to deliver the One Millionth Care Package to a Sailor, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (SW) Brooke Oekerman, deployed on the cruiser USS Gettysburg in the Gulf of Oman.
Gender demographics reflect the overall makeup of our Armed Forces, which is approximately 85% male and 15% female. The overall demographics of recipients mirror the makeup of the Armed Forces and American population:
Native American: 2%
Operation Gratitude is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-based corporation, funded entirely by private donations. If you wish to learn more or make an individual contribution to support this amazing facility please visit their website www.operationgratitude.com.